3 - 4 BED ROOM
November – June
An all-inclusive surf camp on Portugals' Algarve surrounded by lush gardens, pool, sauna, and BBQ area. Being the heart of TSE The Surf Experience, its first-class cooking will blow you away. 5-10 minutes drive outside Lagos, transport from and to the beach will be provided every day.
From € 530,00
Our surf camp Vila Catarina on Portugal’s Algarve is only a 5-10 minute drive outside of Lagos in a quiet and nice neighborhood. The surf camp is surrounded by lush gardens featuring a swimming pool and a sauna – for the colder months of the year. The vila contains different bedrooms in the house and bungalows in the garden. As soon as you arrive, Iris, Urs, and the whole team will be working hard on and off of the beach to ensure that your surf experience with us will be one to remember!
We, the whole TSE Team, wants to thank you for the amazing season 2019 and we are looking forward to welcome all of you in April 2020 again.
All rooms of the surf camp comply with the highest standard and have their own bathrooms. The luxurious vila features a large living room with a TV, DVD player, stereo, and pool table to ensure a relaxing environment after a hard day at the beach! As many guests had to find out, leaving can be very difficult and return visits to our surfing home in Portugal are very common.
2 times a week video analysis & surf theory
TSE – The Surf Experience is a family affair surf camp and staying at Vila Catarina is a perfect chance to participate in the surf culture on all levels. Not only do we teach you everything about surfing in the water, no! Our experienced surf coaches teach you everything you need to know about surfing: technique, rules, tides or behaviour in the water. Two times a week we film you while surfing and analyze the videos together in order to improve your skills even more.
Connie’s world-famous skills in the kitchen have to be sampled to be believed, her truly first-class cooking will blow you away. Vegetarian, vegan, any allergies? No problem at all! On 2 nights a week, we will drive you into town and you will be able to choose one of the numerous great restaurants. Most people usually stay in town for one or two drinks as well to get to know the famous Lagos nightlife…
Surfschool in Portugal – surf coaching is our most comprehensive program. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or an advanced surfer – our progressive surf lessons will match your abilities. The aim of the surf coaching is to take your surfing here on the Algarve to the next level as quickly as possible with hands on instruction.
Surf, Eat, Sleep – Repeat.
Surfers take a lot of pounding that by the end of a day in the water, leaves them with tight, sore muscles. Tense muscles can have a domino effect, spreading through the entire body and affecting nerves, muscles, and bones. Our surfing massages directly address this problem by easing muscles and enabling the body to maintain a healthy posture and balance.
We had a hell of a time!
We went to different beautiful beaches, had surfing theory and they taught everyone individually. We also got a lot of options for our free time which we really enjoyed (beachparty, poolparty and so on).
Best time of my life
Amazing team of amazing individuals. Always professional and always with a smile. They will turn your surfing experience into a real adventure.
Inspiring and unique surf holidays at TSE in Lagos
My two best friends and me booked one week at TSE and stayed in Vila Catarina. We enjoyed our trip so much that I decided to stayed 3 more days.. The staff was just fun and nice, but also professional!
Surf with our surf school – we offer surf lessons or surf guiding. We teach you all! First days, beginners, intermediate or advanced surfers improve their skills with us! Group surf lessons or private surf coach, accommodation or surfing only as a day guest? We’ve got you covered!
You can arrive as well as join the surf course on any day of the week. If you are a first time guest, the check in time is 8am to 10pm. If you have stayed with us before, you can arrive any time you want.
Minimum stay with us is 4 nights and everything else is possible- as long as there are spaces available of course.
Our guests are usually between 20 and 40 years old. From time to time, however, we do get 9-year-old pro surfers to show 53-year-old tax advisors how the wind blows…
Faro airport is about a 1-hour drive from our camp. Apart from Faro, you can get cheap flights to Lisbon and Seville, both of which are approx. 300 km away.